2 oz Vermouth [D’Pampe]
3/4 oz Rose Liqueur [Wild Moon]
.5 oz Elderflower liqueur [St. Elder]
.25 oz lemon juice
Shake with ice. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Top with ~2 oz of Prosecco. Garnish with lemon “rose”.
A week or so ago I was out somewhere and got a Spritz, and was reminded of how deliciously simple they are. Right then and there, I decided this was going to be the #summorofspritzes. After all, they are best enjoyed outside, ideally with the sun on your face. While the weather hasn’t quite turned the corner here in New England, I decided to kick things off anyway. Continue reading
1 1/2 oz Apple Brandy [Short Path Distillery]
1/2 oz Suze
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz St. Germain [St. Elder]
Few dashes Fancy Tony’s barrel aged citrus bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
A while back while surfing instagram, I tagged a drink called the Kirkwood from Miguel’s @migsology feed (who in turn got it from Nic @ntitz). Anyway, it was an interesting combo of Rye, Punt e Mes, Cynar, and St. Germain. Since I didn’t have any Cynar at the time, I broke it down into its parts (base, fortified wine, amaro, sweet liquer) and then built it back up. Continue reading
1 1/2 oz Old Tom Gin [Hayman’s]
3/4 oz Triple Sec [Short Path]
1/2 oz Elderflower Liqueur [St. Elder]
4 chunks of Dragon Fruit
Few Drops Saline Solution
Muddle dragon fruit in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add first three ingredients and shake with ice. Double strain into a cocktail glass, add a few drops of saline solution and give a quick stir. Garnish with dragon fruit wedge.
Lately I’ve been into cruising through the produce section to see if there is any weird fruit I can use for cocktails. A month or so ago I came home with a prickly pear, infused some pisco, and made the Sufferin’ Succulents. This time it was a similarly odd looking fruit that caught my eye, the dragon fruit. Continue reading
2016 is officially behind us, so let’s take a peak in the rear view mirror and hand out some some awards (the Muddlees? Still working on that one). On to the winners.
Top Three Most Viewed Posts
#3 – It’s Pronounced Yah-grr (featuring the Jagroni) – Negroni variation with Becherovka
#2 – Build a Better Bar Part 1: Poppin’ Bottles (featuring the Training Wheels) – A great intro to Aperol
And the most viewed post is…
#1 – The Ol’ Switcheroo (featuring the Half Windsor Knot) – This one actually makes me Continue reading
2 oz Bourbon <Woodford Reserve>
3/4 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz St. Germain
Few dashes Peach Bitters * <Fee Bros.>
Stir with ice, strain into an ice filled rocks glass
* When I first made this drink, I didn’t use any bitters. However, I’ve come to realize most bitters work pretty well with it, so use whatever you have on hand. Or use none at all.
News flash: I love brown spirits. You can give me all the whiskies, and I’ll be just fine. And don’t stop there. Cognacs and brandies are always welcome in my home. Maybe that’s why I love Benedictine so much. Combine this liqueur with any brown base spirit, and you’re almost guaranteed a delicious drink. Continue reading
1 oz Rye Whiskey <Rittenhouse>
3/4 oz St. Germain
1/2 oz Mezcal <Del Maguey Vida>
1/2 oz Grenadine
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Punt E Mes
Shale with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Hey everyone, it’s Mixology Monday time! Doing the honors this month is the MxMo Grand Puba himself, Frederic Yarm. The theme he chose is Mashups, and you can read the full announcement post here. At the heart of it, according to Frederic, mashups are what happens when”you fuse two cocktails often (but not always) with overlapping ingredients.”
1 1/2 oz Brandy
3/4 oz Strawberry Shrub
1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
1/4 oz St. Germain
Hopped Grapefruit Bitters <Bittermen’s>
Stir with ice, strain into rocks glass over ice. Garnish with strawberry wheel.
It’s finally here, the Mixology Monday CX -Vinegar roundup (better late than never, amirite?). It looks like this theme really sparked some creativity, as we had several people with multiple submissions this time around. On to the drinks!
On the Nose
2 oz Gin <Short Path>
1/2 oz St. Germain
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1/4 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice, strain into an ice filled rocks glass, garnish with lime peel.
It’s been upwards of 90 degrees here in Boston of late, so this week I wanted something light and refreshing. I grabbed my journal and thumbed through the pages, looking for only drinks on the rocks. This made me realize two things. 1) I should start using symbols to show how drinks are served (Mr. Boston does this wonderfully, with a little picture of the glass type next to each drink). 2) Apparently I really like up drinks (Is it too late for a retroactive New Year’s resolution to make more drinks on the rocks?). Despite the lack of distribution in my recipes, I managed to find a suitable warm weather tipple.
3/4 oz Mezcal <Sacrificio>
3/4 oz St. Germain
3/4 oz Grand Marnier
3/4 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice, strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with flamed lime peel.
Recently we acquired a firepit for the backyard, and a few weekends ago we were able to light it up for the first time. They are really wonderful things, making an evening simply sitting in the yard more than just sitting in the yard. And of course you can’t sit around a fire with empty hands, so we sipped on some beers and cocktails as we stared into the flames. Mrs. Muddle stayed true to form and had a La Palabra (and it was declicious, by the way). After tasting hers I knew the fire experience would be enhanced my the smokiness of mezcal, and set off to make something with it for myself. Continue reading
2 oz Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz St. Germain
1/4 oz light agave syrup
Few dashes Celery Bitters (any non-citrusy bittters would work here)
Few dashes hot sauce
Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime peel
Cinco de Mayo. That wonderful holiday celebrating…well, uh…I honestly have no idea. It certainly gives St. Patrick’s day a run for its money when it comes to holidays appropriated by Americans for the purposes of drinking. At least I have a vague idea of what St. Patrick’s day is about. I wanna say it’s something about driving rodents out of a town in Ireland. Or was it snakes? Maybe I’m confusing it with Whacking Day. Anyway, I don’t know what Cinco de Mayo is really about, but that doesn’t mean I won’t eat some tacos and drink some tequila.